Campus networks' performance suffers heavily from the traffic load generated by students downloading pirated content. Networks are running out of bandwidth, while universities and colleges are trying various approaches to tackle the problem.
Dell and Napster are trying to bring the mountain closed to Mohammed in order to lure more students to legal downloads, and save campus bandwidth in the process. Somehow I just have the feeling that this would have worked a lot better with iTunes, but can't blame Napster for not trying.
Napster (nasdaq: NAPS - news - people ) will make its entire music library available to cache, or store, on Dell servers at colleges and universities that participate in the program. The songs will be available on systems locally, on systems managed by Dell, so there will be minimal impact on bandwidth.Source: Forbes